Weekly evaluation

August 15, 2010

I started a new hospital on the Upper East Side. The first day on the job, the preceptor pointed out that our group would not stay past 9 so that “Dr. Plotzker can get home safely”. I was specified because I was the only woman in the room. I wanted to either punch someone or menstruate my womanly rage all over the boardroom chairs. I gave him my coldest look of death and replied, “Thanks.” Later he said to the group, “This job requires you not to take things personally.” I paid attention. Sure enough, as the week went on, he’s turned out to be an outstanding teacher, and not as sexist as I assumed.

The second day I left the hospital and accidentally walked through the set of Gossip Girl. They film it around the corner. Thank gd I was dressed for success.

This week I had two interesting patients. The first was a man who had an all you can eat fried shrimp dinner, then had abdominal pain and couldn’t go to the bathroom for 5 days. it turned out he had pancreatitis. The second patient was woman with an autoimmune disorder. She woke up one morning with a mass the size of a grapefruit on her neck. It was her salivary gland. By the time I saw her, the grapefruit had turned into a lemon.

My team is great. The resident is like a better version of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.  The interns (first year residents) are relaxed, and good teachers.

So, mostly good things to report.

Friday was my friend Lisa’s bday – Lisa, I’m so glad you were born.

I took saturday off.  Shout out to Aileen and Claire: here’s to the rubin museum and the highline! What an afternoon. Also shoutout to my friend Zack. Thanks for shlepping from harlem to the village. Sorry you couldn’t make to the bushwick party, where I fell asleep on the couch at 11pm.

A final note. There is an amazing new book out. Everyone should know about it. Here is the link


3 Responses to “Weekly evaluation”

  1. Heleen Says:

    Hi Rozi,
    I heard about Yetta the beautiful chicken this morning on NPR. In fact, I heard Daniel Pinkwater read the Yiddish bits and Daniel Shore??? read the English bits…. I must get this book.

  2. Tammy Says:

    My company publishes that book. I’ll grab you a copy 🙂

  3. Claire Says:

    One time I visited the set of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman! Coincidence or fate?

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